Blade II Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Icky, bloody vampire sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
"Twilight" popularly defined vampire cinema in the Zeroes. But Team Blade could execute every last sullen Cullen. When Blade turns full vampire - suplexing and flying-elbow-dropping people like a crazy Mexican luchador - 'tis pure fanboy nirvana.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
July 6, 2010
Kris Kristofferson reprises his role as geezer Blade sidekick as blood splashes in all directions and legions of bodies incinerate before our eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
ather than a by the numbers sequel, Director Guillermo Del Toro has changed the tone by not only significantly increasing the amount of action & fighting, but adding a little bit of humour into the mix.
Leigh Johnson
September 8, 2009
A totally gross-out film that has about as much depth as its comic-book inspiration, which is probably why it's so entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Surpassed the original in every way.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 21, 2008
The joy in Blade II simply comes from watching Snipes as Blade doing his thing -- destroying vampires and whipping out martial arts on whomever gets too close.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
May 19, 2008
one of my favourite vampire flicks
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
April 18, 2007
The borderline-chaotic fight scenes, set to a deafeningly loud rap-rock/heavy metal score, are directed and edited for maximum kinetic impact.
Mark Dinning
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Popcorn nonsense for sure, but shot with a wit, skill and understanding of its audience all too rarely seen in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
It's so much adrenaline-pumped B-movie fun, it's nearly worth full price.
Michael Szymanski
February 24, 2004
The fast-paced action is unnervingly fast, almost dizzying. The story is thin, the plot is predictable, but Wesley Snipes carries this comic book character off with enough clever humor and self-indulgent pathos to carry it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
February 1, 2004
The addition of just enough original ideas, has been, and hopefully will remain the key to keeping the franchise fresh, original and exciting.
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
More fun than shooting a cannon full of razor blades into a cattle pen . . . the biggest problem I had, however, was the lack of any real compelling central villain
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
January 30, 2003
With a confidence that would verge on the arrogant if they hadn't got the smarts to back it up, del Toro and Snipes have shamed the competition with their flair, set pieces and badass wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 13, 2003
Delivers killer action with its signature mix of vampire slaying and vicious grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeff Ryan
December 12, 2002
Blade II merges bits and pieces from fighting games, wire fu, horror movies, mystery, James Bond, wrestling, sci-fi and anime into one big bloody stew.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The action is more heavily stylized and energetic, not to mention Del Toro gives Snipes greater opportunity to show off his martial arts moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Vampire epic succeeds as spooky action-packed trash of the highest order.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Benefits greatly from the presence of Mexican horror maestro director Guillermo del Toro, delivering action, blood, gore and guts in crowd-pleasing fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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